- Feb 18, 2010
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I can only think you don't understand football or you like comparing meaningless stats for the sake of it.It's about collecting data that can be used for comparison.
If we evaluated assists based on who's on the end of them then Dennis Pierce would look amazing. It's irrelevant when comparing which players generate more assists.
Saying Adamas xA are worth less because Podence is on the end of them misses the point. Likewise, an "inferior" assister would be scored higher for assisting Raul.
Your eyes don't prove why he's had a shit season is the point.Well they are the only thing I need to know whether Traore has had a good season or not. Spoiler - he hasn't
So you don't think there is any correlation between Adama (and most of the team) under performing his xA and the rest of the team under performing xG?I can only think you don't understand football or you like comparing meaningless stats for the sake of it.
Stats have to have a purpose and if your saying X player creates chances and it's not his fault those players don't convert those chances you are missing the point of football entirely.
And showing how useless the stat is in isolation.
No, I understand the point. I was just suggesting that you can throw as many stats around as you like, but you are only kidding yourself if you try to use those to show he's been good. Equally he's not the biggest reason we've been poor in gamesYou're eyes don't prove why he's had a shit season is the point.
Andy's 'blame it on others' not the stats is just the lack of understanding of how to use stats in football effectively and for a purpose.
Whether you think he's been good or not is up to you.No, I understand the point. I was just suggesting that you can throw as many stats around as you like, but you are only kidding yourself if you try to use those to show he's been good. Equally he's not the biggest reason we've been poor in games
We used to win it earlier at least 3 or 4 times every game.At our best in the last three seasons we don't press regularly but we did concentrate on winning the ball in the right areas - ie where we could pinch it and we're immediately in a dangerous position. Jota was great at it.
Seems to have gone out of the window this season (along with defending set pieces, marking properly, etc etc) but we were a bit better at it yesterday. A couple of times we picked Leicester off in their own half, even Adama did it once!
Any analysis thread where you include Newcastle has you scratching your head as to how they aren't sat bottom of the league on about 4 points.
Despite all that, and you're right, putting Neves on Dunk and MGW on Burn was crazy, Kilman and Coady would surely be physically more likely to stop them than those two, particularly compared to MGW.We had a huge issue today in that there's next to no height in the team. Coady, Neves and Hoever are barely 6', Kilman is big but you couldn't get the Express & Star under his feet when he jumps, then it's kids or pygmies. Whereas they have three big lugs trundling forward every time, plus Bissouma and Welbeck in there. Groß has excellent delivery for the most part and this all equals trouble.
Not sure what we can do about that. Other than get them wearing Bay City Rollers football boots.
That doesn't defend us frequently looking ropey off set pieces but we were never equipped to deal with it in this specific game.